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Moodle 2.5 Multimedia Cookbook by Silvina P. Hillar

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Converting bitmaps to vector graphics

In this recipe, we go the other way round to the previous recipe. We convert a bitmap image such as a .png, .jpeg, or .gif into a .svg. We work with an online tool to vectorize the bitmap using http://vectormagic.com/home. The steps to follow are very simple and there are plenty of features to take into account when vectorizing.

We can load the bitmap image from the clipboard or by uploading the file from our computer. Once the image is uploaded into the application we can start working. We can work with the previous image of the castle. So, let's get ready.

Getting ready

We convert bitmap images, which are made up by pixels into vector images, which in turn are made up by shapes. The shapes are mathematical ...

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